from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The malicious intention to be dishonest or to violate the law, as in negotiations over a contract.
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- noun law A malicious motive by a party in a lawsuit. This has an effect on the ability to maintain causes of action and obtain legal remedies.
- noun law Intent to
deceiveor misleadanother to gain some advantage; dishonestyor fraudin a transaction (such as knowingly misrepresenting the quality of something that is being bought or sold).
- noun philosophy The
existentialistconcept of denying one's total freedom of will.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Translation of Latin mala fīdēs : mala, feminine singular of malus, bad + fīdēs, faith, honesty.]
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